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No. 6 Nebraska volleyball takes control early, makes quick work of India...

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook held no fond sentiment for the Huskers playing their final match at Indiana’s intimate University Gym. Mikaela Foecke and Lauren Stivrins ensured NU’s last trip there was brief. The Hoosiers’ search for an elusive win over NU will continue to their new facility set to open in…

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Miraculous Finish Propels Peru State

PERU - It looked pretty bleak with just 41 seconds left on the clock for Peru State Saturday night as they trailed 70-62 at that point to the visiting 11th-ranked Central Methodist (CMU) (Mo.) Eagles. Something fired up the 'Cats – especially senior forward Lyle Hexom who found the range to hit back-to-back-to-back three-pointers to give…

Aurora Looking to Cap Off Undefeated Season with State Title

AURORA - The Aurora football program is exactly where it expected to be heading into next week. After dropping down to Class C1 this season the undefeated Huskies have breezed through their competition. Now the Ord is the last thing standing in the way of Aurora's high-flying offense and a third state title. Kickoff for…

Islanders Embracing Challenge of Upcoming State Final

GRAND ISLAND - Grand Island is one win away from its second state title in program history and the players and coaching staff are looking forward to the most meaningful game for the purple and gold in nearly 30 years. "We feel good," Grand Island Head Coach Jeff Tomlin shared. "Our kids are pretty healthy…

Outdoor notes: Game and Parks to release pheasants in 13 areas before Th...

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will release rooster pheasants at 13 wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The 13 areas are: Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Branched Oak (Lancaster County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Twin Oaks (Johnson County),…

Mullen relies on run, Johnson-Brock prefers to pass, but both are perfec...

Two teams that regularly outscored opponents by large margins all season will try to discover ways to keep each other out of the end zone Monday in the Eight Man-2 state championship game. Mullen and Johnson-Brock both are 12-0 heading into Monday’s 10:15 a.m. title game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Broncos do most…

Huskers edge Michigan State in the snow thanks to three field goals from...

LINCOLN — Three fourth-quarter field goals by true freshman kicker Barret Pickering won Nebraska its fourth game of the year Saturday, toppling Michigan State 9-6 on a cold, snowy afternoon. Neither team was able to do much on offense all afternoon. Michigan State took a 6-0 lead in the third quarter, but Pickering was the…

Kaden Glynn is exactly what Eagles needed on their march to first state ...

JOHNSON - The Johnson-Brock football team had it's lead over No. 1 St. Francis cut to 50-44 with 5:40 left in the Class D2 semifinals in Humphrey on Monday. But the Eagles answered when quarterback Cole Fossenbarger completed six passes on a 12-play drive. It was capped with a 20-yard touchdown pass on a fade…

No. 6 Nebraska volleyball extends win streak to five with four-set victo...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lexi Sun had her shots working and her serve beguiling. Then, to cap Nebraska’s fifth straight win, she turned back two straight shots from a player who previously had been all but unstoppable. No. 6 Nebraska’s offense spent long stretches Friday night trying to eke out a passing grade, but NU’s…

Nebraska paid Mike Riley, Shawn Eichorst lump sums of nearly $7 million ...

Former Nebraska coach Mike Riley has been off NU’s payroll for nearly a year. That’s because NU paid Riley, fired in late November 2017, a lump sum of $6,235,393 weeks after Riley was hired as an Oregon State assistant Dec. 6, 2017, according to NU Deputy Athletic Director John Jentz, also the athletic department’s chief…

Pair of recruits from Nebraska City attending Nebraska-Michigan State game.

Nebraska will play its last home game of the season on Saturday, and dozens of top in-state prospects will flock to Memorial Stadium. That's in addition to the seven official visitors from out of state: Nebraska commits Mosai Newsom, Ronald Thompkins and Dedrick Mills, plus targets Myles Farmer, Dru Mathis, Ty Robinson and Lloyd Summerall. Nebraska City lineman Jaydin Aldana and Lourdes Central Catholic…